UNDER THE OLD OAK TREE

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  1. Kingdavid

    Kingdavid Esteemed Member

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    SURROCKS PINK VEITCHII
     

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    Beautiful plants. Thanks for the photos this morning. I'd love to see them some day. :D
     
  3. annafl

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    Gorgeous, David! That location must be primo for those beauties. They sure respond to it and to your care. Thanks for showing us.:cool:
     
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    you are welcome any time , and thanks again
     
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    Thank you very much
     
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    CATHERINE GEPHART Really showing its colors ....... crossing my fingers on the seeds with the cold weather ...
     

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    Harvest Moon
     

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    Maculatum katoni ---Comon but dont see to often
     

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    MRS ROBINSON Not in WIKI anna...
     

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    Twist and Point .... Looks like a catherine Gephart cousin
     

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    ZANZIBAR
     

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    Another ppicture of the old oak tree They estimate at 325 years old . Two trees stretch tip to tip 1/2 acre. Makes for a great natural greenhouse ..
     

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    David, How to you keep Zanzibar looking so great? Zanzibar is my favorite of all Crotons, but it looks like I am not its favorite person. I have 5 and they all look like (BLEEP). The overall look under the oak is outstanding. Thanks for all the great photos!
     
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    Im not sure , i think its just the filtered light most of the day , in the winter it gets more direct light , but not as strong . all my plants are in planters , they like larger than normal planters . thanks
     
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    ANGEL WING Sure like the yellows and the oranges....
     

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    MR HITCHCOCK Quite the old plant from an old Plantation house !!!!! Looks like a cousin of the TIGEREYE variety ...
     

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    DELICATISSIMA.... Another old plant from the plantation house , Love the twists and the interuptum
     

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    EXCELLENT......... An Old Classic !!
     

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    DREADLOCK
     

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    ROCCIO SPORT....... florescent yellow pink , its not the typical yellow sport , so ill cross my fingers this one makes it . SURE IS A BEAUTY...
     

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  21. palmisland

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    Beautiful David. Your MR HITCHCOCK looks like one I have. Mmmmmm:roll eyes: Do you know any history on it?
     
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    I GOT HTIS PLANT ABOUT 12 years ago from a plantation house on the river . the house was built at the begining of the century around 1900 . i did some work a long time ago for them and remembered the giant crotons, and i mean giant some 20 ft all had name tags in metal . Many year later i visited the place and there was a new owner .a lot of the old plants looked bad i asked if he wanted to sell any and he offered me to have some if id like they were clearing some land , i got about 10 plants . This was one it had a medal tag on it saying Mr HITCHCOCK . I had to cut it back to transplant it was 15 ft then . it almost didnt make it . it took 5 years for it to fully come back. now its lookn good again . If it was in the ground it would be a lot better . all my plants are in Planters . It really looks simular to the tiger eye , but not exactly . They had General pagents 20 ft plus and had a large greenhouse Full of all kinds , some ive never seen or have ever seen again . he gave me a jar of hybrid seeds and have been trying to get them to grow . they were really old seeds only 1 out of every 200 or so sprouted . but they are going to be nice one day i hope . I hope tp post some of the seedlings soon . One of them was the one i named the FREAK , ive posted about it before . it was great talking about the croton adventures . Thanks
     
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    Can u post some pics of your plant ? ill try to post a picture of the whole plant its in a 45 gal planter
     
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    And what is the name of your plant ?
     
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    Speaking of zanzibar, it can be amazing when it's happy. We did some work for a guy who calls himself TIKI, and he snuck these in later. Wow
     

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    After closer scrutiny I see some similarities but not quite the same. At first I thought mine was a Nestor, but I'm not sure of that either as Nestors have more pink. Oh well:rolleyes: DSC_0012.jpg
     

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    Kentucky ,Winter doesnt bother at all , very hardy plant ....
     

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    Yellow mamey .... Waiting on a sport , would it be a yellow papey or yellow congo !!
     

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    Its been over 9 months now since i rescued this croton stump out of a construction dumpster , Ive been unable to find a plant simular to it and shes a beauty . So ill call it Asley King , mayb she will turn into a real head turner , Ive shown a picture from the bare root planting , to the plant on 12 - 2013 then march 1- 2014 A few small plants made it to other gardens down south , Hope they turn out the same bright colors as this one . Any ideas let me know. Thanks
     

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    That last one (post #69) is a winner. :p Beautiful plant!
     
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    Asley King it is.I will put a name tag on her today :)

     
  32. annafl

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    Beautiful markings and color, David!
     
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    Some CORNBREAD to hang out under the Oak tree
     

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    Columbiana vs. Fathers day ...... sure look different to me ?? leaf size isnt even close , and the pinks , yellows and oranges dont show up on the Columbiana the same
     

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    Update of the FREAK 10 different leaf shapes on the plant .... with the seedlings that 3rd year seems to be when they start showing there stuff ...
     

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    Rudy Bachman showing her winter coat .....she sure didnt seem to mind the 31 degree night ...i would say good cold hardiness
     

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    Caribbean Star.... Did well durring the winter .....
     

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    Mrs Robinson Showing her reds
     

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    Gold Dust showing yellows
     

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    David,

    Your plants look really,really good!
     

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